DouglasPlus, now in its second year and heralded by Los Angeles Times theatre critic Charles McNulty as "a refreshing extension of CTG's artistic palette," features readings, workshops and short-run events. See the schedule below. Next Stop Amazingland (Staged Workshop) By Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle and Steve Cuiffo November 4 and 6, 2009 at 8pm November 8, 2009 at 3pm and 8pm General Admission $20.00 The creators of the critically acclaimed dreamscape vaudeville all wear bowlers have teamed up with world-class magician Steve Cuiffo (The Amazing Russello; Lenny Bruce) to concoct a barrage of glitz, glam and shazam that both satirizes and embraces the dazzling world of magic. Next Stop Amazingland is sure to be an experience beyond your wildest dreams. The Lunacy Commission (Special Event) Created by Lars Jan / Early Morning Opera Hosted by the Commissioners of Lunacy November 7, 2009 at 9pm General Admission $20.00 (includes a drink ticket) A cross-disciplinary performance party revolving around the evaluation and treatment of mental imbalance, from lobotomies to Lexapro. The evening features short-form performance, live music and visual art created by a ward-full of LAs most (ahem) committed artists and fueled by a mobile art pharmacy. This unique one-night-only event happens in every area of the Douglas BUT the actual stage! The festivities kick off at 9pm and will continue until 1am. Come early stay late go have dinner come back whatever you choose. Just War (Reading) By Jessica Goldberg Directed by Kate Whoriskey November 14, 2009 at at 8pm General Admission $10.00 How do you finish the story when your co-writer is dead? Staff Sergeant Griff Darrell Griffin, Jr. was writing a book about his two tours in Iraq as an Infantryman when he was killed in action. When urged by a reporter to finish the book his son had started, Darrells grief-stricken father asks himself that question and becomes convinced that the answer is to walk in his sons footsteps in Iraq. In this true story of the bond between a father and a son, we follow these uncommonly brave and devoted men as they strive to understand themselves, each other and the world around them. Darwin An Adventure for All Ages (Production) Created by Corbin Popp & Ian Carney Jan 23, 2010 at 11am and 3pm; Jan 30, 2010 at 11am General Admission $20.00 This fantastical blend of puppetry, technology and dance is back at DouglasPlus by popular demand! With moments of both calamity and comedy, this heartwarming tale tells the story of a scientist, his creation and the true meaning of love. Using electroluminescent creatures and an irresistible and expressive soundtrack, Darwin is an imaginative spectacle for kids of all ages. Free puppet-making workshops will be held in the lobby between performances on Jan 23 and after the performance on Jan 30. Post Office (Staged Workshop) Book and Lyrics by Melissa James Gibson Music by Michael Friedman Directed by Mark Brokaw Feb 17, 18, 20 & 21, 2010 at 8pm Reserved Seating $20.00 The post office: endless lines, cranky clerks, cantankerous customers. But when a child mysteriously wanders off, customers and clerks alike must band together to ensure the kid is returned to sender. With music from the writer/composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and This Beautiful City, Post Office celebrates the power of community and collaboration in a world of largely digital relationships.